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Roundup of the NEW, COVID Insurance Options for Canadian Travellers

Transportation

In less than a month, the landscape for Canadian travellers has been transformed.Back in March, the COVID-19 virus was determined to be a ‘known factor’ and so it was no...

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Santa's Not Just Making Toys in His Village Above the Arctic Circle in Lapland

Culture & History Finland

It’s exactly 3 months until Christmas, and we know Santa and his elves are working full throttle. But not just putting in overtime in the workshop and training the team for...

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Mount Fuji and 3 Other Mountains You Need to Visit in Japan

Outdoor Activities Japan

France has the Eiffel Tower. The U.S. has the Statue of Liberty. But the visual shorthand for Japan is not man-made. It’s Mount Fuji. The Japanese archipelago is part of the Pacific...

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Cruising Again by November? Industry Association Lays Out Formula to Start Sailing

River or Ocean Cruises Caribbean

You might be on a cruise in the Caribbean before the holidays. Cruising in the Americas – that’s the cruise region for the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America - could...

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3 New, Impossibly Picturesque Boutique Hotels That Make it Easy to Dream About Your Next Trip to Europe

Hotels Europe

France. Italy. Spain. If you’re imagining traveling again to Europe, you’ll have no problem picturing yourself in any of three independent boutique hotels that have just opened in spectacular historic...

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Meet the Luxury, All-Inclusive Expedition Cruise Line Launching Soon - Yes, during COVID

River or Ocean Cruises

Meet the Luxury, All-Inclusive Expedition Cruise Line Launching during COVID. You might call it bucking a trend. Atlas Ocean Voyages is debuting, even during the global pandemic that currently has...

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Seize the End of Summer with Recipes Inspired by Favorite American Hot Weather Travel Destinations

Dining San Antonio, Texas

The kids are back to school (whatever that looks like this year for your nearest and dearest), but on the calendar, summer isn’t quite over – yet. The Autumn Equinox –...

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Well, We Aren't Going to Miss This. Major US Airlines Drop Most-Hated Fee

Transportation North America

The first announcement was a bombshell. Then, like dominoes, they all fell. United Airlines started the landslide when it revealed it was dropping change fees - forever. Why? Air passengers...

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Post-COVID's Biggest Travel Trend is... Small

Escorted or Guided Tour

As the world prepares to travel again, there’s a huge trend emerging: going small. We know what the ingredients of travel are going to be in the immediate post-pandemic future...

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One COVID Change of Plans Continues a Heart-Warming Legacy for this Cruise Line

River or Ocean Cruises

Holland America Line Changes the Name of its Newbuild and Designates it the New FlagshipTravel has taken a beating by COVID-19. But there’s one way it’s giving us something to...

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This Cruise Line Kicked Guests off a Cruise. Here's Why it's Good News for You and Cruise Travel

River or Ocean Cruises

Guests left behind when a ship sails away is usually an unfortunate situation no cruise line likes to talk about. But when it happened last week in Naples, cheers rang out...

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Top 3 Travel Destinations to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the End of WW2 in the Pacific

Culture & History Hawaii

2020 has been an eventful year, with many firsts for the history books.But 2020 also marks some big anniversaries. Earlier this year, the Allies of World War 2 commemorated the 75th...

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Hidden Secrets and Natural Wonders of 4 Costa Rican Volcanoes

Outdoor Activities Costa Rica

From breathtaking beaches, up through rainforests and cloud forests, Costa Rica’s terrain rises from the sea to mountain ranges and, like icing on a scenic cake, a string of volcanoes...

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These 'Hotels' are Full of 'Guests' Throughout Pandemic - Part of Fairmont's 'Bee Sustainable' Program

Hotels

The global pandemic closed the doors of nearly every hotel in the world. But thousands of very special ‘guests’ at some Fairmont hotels stayed.Some have even been ‘residents’ for years.'HOME SWEET...

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3 Top Trips for Golfers Who Cruise - From Close to Home to Around the World

Outdoor Activities

Suddenly, everyone is golfing again.With only a few minor tweaks that courses have easily implemented, the game checks all the boxes for a COVID-safe pastime. So it’s no surprise that even...

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The Airline That's Providing Passengers with COVID insurance

Transportation

Travel companies are introducing many new health and safety practices to help protect travelers, staff and locals as travel begins to resume.Now, one airline has taken those measures one step...

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The New COVID Safety Measure Cruise Travelers will actually LOVE

River or Ocean Cruises

It’s one of the least-loved experiences on a cruise. Not long after you board your ship with excitement to explore and start your vacation, you are required to put down your...

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Why You Should Book With A Travel Advisor

Before your trip

“Why would I book with you when I can just book the same trip online?” This is the question we were asked daily, prior to March 2020…but this mindset changed...

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This is the First US-based River Cruise Line to Restart Cruising in Europe

River or Ocean Cruises Europe

Americans are still barred from Europe, and Canadians are technically permitted into Europe but still under their own government restrictions against leisure travel and required to quarantine 14 days upon...

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How the Postponed Tokyo Olympic Games Will Feature Japan's National Sport

Local Events Japan

We should be watching the opening ceremony of the XXXIII Olympiad right now. But COVID has changed the history of the Olympics along with so many other features of our lives. Tokyo...

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Change #WorkFromHome to #WorkFromTheBeach with a New, 1-Year Remote Workers Visa for this Island

Sea & Sand Barbados

For a lot of us, #WorkFromHome is the new normal, and many companies say they plan to continue the practice permanently even after the COVID crisis. That’s giving a lot of...

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Drink Like the Queen with the First Official Buckingham Palace Gin

Culture & History Great Britain, United Kingdom

In the times of COVID, even Her Majesty needs a side-gig. Why not in the tasty world of spirits?In a Royal first, official Buckingham Palace gin has gone on sale to...

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4 Tips to Navigate Travel's Re-Opening Like an Expert

Before your trip

Recent weeks and days have seen a flurry of changes in travel restrictions and COVID status. Some countries have started declaring themselves COVID-free, while other places - like the US...

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Places You Can Tour Wine Country Close to Home

Sightseeing North America

There may be more places than you think.California's legendary wine regions and famous wineries have the weather, the scenery, the lifestyle, and of course, the wines, that put them at...

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